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An Uplifting Song Each Week

Welcome to An Uplifting Song Each Week! Little sister to An Uplifting Song a Day. With the inception of this podcast, I feel as though I am doing just a bit more to encourage and uplift. In less than 10 minutes per episode, you can listen to the entire episode or skip ahead to the segment of choice.Intro, Extraneous Factoid, Song of the Week, Lyrics, Exposition/Thought of the Week, Question of the Week and OutroYes! All of that in less than 10 minutes. Don't believe me? Check it out yourself!P.S. the banging beat is courtesy of [ sweetness ] Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

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S2 E1 - Sweet Hour of Prayer

People talk about the witching hour, how about the praying hour? This episode is based on the hymn, Sweet Hour of Prayer. Here to help me today is a sister in Christ and an awesome prayer warrior, Sis. Desrine Williams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwOPwAVDN7s (Sweet Hour of Prayer by Casting Crowns)--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

9mins

25 Aug 2020

Rank #1

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S1 E4 - Love Anyway

Believe in Me: Lyrics and vocals: Diane Stafford Musical composition: Ainsley Harris This episode takes you through the lyrics and the story behind the song. Listen to the chorus on Buzzsprout. Transcript: 0:09  - Anchor Ad,  Greeting - Hello, everyone and welcome to another episode of an uplifting song each week. Have you ever felt like you were at the top of the world? And you were just doing everything right?  And then all of a sudden everything takes a downturn and you don't know what happened. That's the state of mind I was in when I wrote this song called Believe In Me (God speaking). And we're going to share that today. Come on back. 0:46  Question of the Week - So according to Oxford Dictionary, believe means to accept something as true, feel sure of the truth of it. So today's song is about believing in God, or God saying to me Believe in me. I've known in life that if we believe something, we do it automatically. We get up out of bed and we stand on our feet because we believe that they're going to hold us up. And we sit in a chair because we believe it's going to hold our weight. So what would happen if we believed like God said that He's the one who loves us most? 2:04  - Song of the Week Intro - Ever since I wrote the song in about 2004/2005 I've been working really hard to believe and trust, have faith in the fact that God loves me. Because sometimes, I don't know about you, but sometimes we all can feel unlovable, or unloved. 2:26  - Not because the people around us don't love us or not because we're not lovable. Because of the lie that devil tells us and the remains of things that we experienced as children. So today, let's work on our belief system.  2:45  - And now for the song lyrics to Believe in Me.  2:47  - Verse 1- I know sometimes it's hard to love. I know sometimes it's hard to give your trust. But when fear overcomes you, and you're tempted to give in, just remember that There's really no fear in love. Because My perfect love casts out fear.  3:06  - Chorus- Believe in me. I'm the One who loves you most. Believe in me. I'm the One who died for you. Just believe in me. I'll meet you halfway if you try. If you just believe. I'll meet you halfway if you try. You just believe. 3:24  - Verse 2 - Things are not always what they seem. The trials that you bear don't mean that I don't really love you or that I have forsaken you. Just remember that I don't allow more than you can bear.  3:38 - Chorus 3:56 - Verse 3 - It doesn't matter what you've done. It doesn't matter what's been done to you. All it takes is the belief that I died on that cross for you. Then there's no need for guilt, shame or fear. My child be of good cheer.  4:13- Chorus  4:33 - Exposition - So the lyrics were born way before the music was added. I don't know about anybody else but my creative juices begin flowing when I'm in angst, and boy was that an angst-ridden time. My only child was away at college in another state. I was in business for myself and my booming profits had begun to take a hit due to the competition that decided to set itself up right beside me.  4:58 - My mom who lived with me at the time was just beginning to exhibit signs of Alzheimer's. So the strong kick-butt woman with whom I lived, began to become an uncertain shadow of herself right before my very eyes. 5:11 - I remember going out to my usual corner, setting up my book stand and waiting and waiting and waiting for my customers to show up. A few did and actually bought a few items. But at the end of five hours, I only had $50 to show for time spent out in the cold. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

8mins

24 May 2020

Rank #2

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S1 E3 - Here's to Mothers Everywhere

An episode dedicated to mothers featuring one of the sick and shut-in church mothers from my church. As one of my guests mentions, mothers are essential workers and we appreciate them highly! To hear the shorter version including a song by said church mother, click here--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

12mins

11 May 2020

Rank #3

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S1 E2 - Bonus - Mother's Day Episode Promo

I'm so excited! I've been working on another episode, but halfway through that I had the brilliant (like no one else was doing the same...lol) idea to do a Mother's Day episode. My self-imposed deadline of midnight has come and gone but don't give up on me. I'll have it posted by 6 pm EST. So subscribe on your listening platform of choice so that you don't miss it!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

1min

10 May 2020

Rank #4

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S1 E1 - Tis So Sweet

How many times do we really listen to a song?  Yes, I know, we hear the music, but what about the lyrics? Well, since most of us have more time on our hands than usual, why don't we practice listening to a little closer?  Say about 5 - 7 minutes a day?  BEWARE: There may be some good feelings, a sense of encouragement, or maybe even peace when you're through. Segments: Intro, extraneous factoid, lyrics/spoken word, thought of the week and Outro..Yes! All of that in less than ten minutes! To those who like me have the attention span of a gnat, you're welcome! Let's do this!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

5mins

25 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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S1 E0 Trailer: Music Soothes Our Savage Beasts

Welcome to An Uplifting Song Each Week! (Little sister to An Uplifting Song a Day). With the inception of this podcast, I feel as though I am doing just a bit more to encourage and uplift during this season of fear and uncertainty. In less than 10 minutes a day, one can listen to the entire episode or skip ahead to the segment of choice. Intro, Extraneous Factoid, Song of the Week, Lyrics, Exposition/Thought of the Week, Question of the Week and Outro. Yes! All of that in less than 10 minutes. Don't believe me? Check it out yourself in Episode 2! P.S. the banging beat is courtesy of a young man who goes by the name of [ sweetness ]--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/diane-stafford/support

24 Apr 2020

Rank #6